Leaves Stir in Shadow

Oni

The Way is all ways
Yet the way is One
It is the path of beauty
Yet does not hide the unbeautiful
The Way is a poet
Ever-choosing silence over the pen
The Way is a painter
Ever-refusing to paint
The Way is a prophet
Ever-isolated
Yet ever-sharing of wisdom
The Way is a sword of power
Ever-held in a sheath of compassion
Eyes of truth
Worn upon a face of humility
The Way is a single breath
Ever-found in each breath
The Way is the Light
The Way is the Shadow
The Way is deathless
Yet only found in death
The Way is everything
The Way is nothing
The Way is Nothing

The Wild Hunt

WIldHunt

Deep in the night
When the sleeping ones sleep
Travel alone
To the darkest of groves
The owls will speak
And prey will shriek
If one listens within
Baying hounds come from without
The violent wind gusts
With the tempest horses rush
Riding ever near
Horns blow with might
Thunder pounds in your ears
Join us they say
You who are brave
The Rider has come
Spear dripping with blood
A sacrifice he demands
Blood from your veins
Without fear you must give
To be one with him
You saddle the horse
To join the ride of The Huntsman
The truth of our souls
Ecstasy unbound
Trepidation unknown
Yet those who show fear
Will never return
Haunted forever
As god’s eyes will burn
Deep in the night
If you hear the horns and the hounds
A decision must be made
To be free or be chained
To join us
To join the cavalcade
To join us
In the Wild Hunt

Lone Warrior

ValkyrSm

Odin is not my friend
Odin is failure, Odin is defeat
Odin is the blade that cut your skin
He is the risk you failed
He is the fight you lost
He is the betrayal of a comrade
The lie of a brother
The contempt of the clan
The hatred of a foe
Odin is my brother
Odin is my knee rising off the ground
Odin is blood wiped clean
Odin is a door locked, as another opens
He is wisdom gained through trial
He is strength gained through pain
He is victory taken by defeat
The passion of the horizon
The hunger to truly live
The knowledge to know what is not known
The creation of the Lone Warrior
I am him and he is me
The pack is thus One